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tcguy85
11-02-2008, 01:07 AM
the setup consists of: Yamaha RX-V2500 7.1 130 WPC receiver, JVC RX-DV31 cd/dvd player, Infinity Alpha 50 mains, Infinity Alpha center, Harmon Kardon HKB6 bookshelves as surrounds, 3.32 cubic ft sealed sub using a Shiva-x & O-audio 500 watt amp, Toshiba 30" wide screen HDTV.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3695.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3699.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3698.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3697.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3694.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3693.jpg

tcguy85
11-02-2008, 01:09 AM
some RTA plots:

mains & sub together:
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/mainssub11-02-08take2.jpg

just the mains, bottom end:
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/200hzdownnosubmainsat60hz11-01-08.jpg

just the sub:
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/subonlycrossedat60hz11-01-08.jpg

L&R overlaid(shows the difference in response of the two mains), not bad:
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/mainsLRoverlayed11-01-08.jpg

adio
11-02-2008, 01:24 AM
we loves u TC

tcguy85
11-02-2008, 01:38 AM
we loves u TC

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/orly_owl.jpg

why's that??? :confused: :crazy:

tc3k101
11-02-2008, 01:41 AM
new sub? or same one?

tcguy85
11-02-2008, 01:43 AM
new sub? or same one?

it's the sorta defective shiva-x. i'm still waiting for its replacement to come. i figured i'd use it, and beat on it a bit till the new one comes. new one should arrive thursday.

tc3k101
11-02-2008, 01:46 AM
it's the sorta defective shiva-x. i'm still waiting for its replacement to come. i figured i'd use it, and beat on it a bit till the new one comes. new one should arrive thursday.

so u get to keep both?

and u never answered my pm about the dayton H.O. grill bish.

looks like it sounds fuggin good. i would post mine but ur ish puts mine to shame as far as mains go.

tcguy85
11-02-2008, 01:51 AM
so u get to keep both?

and u never answered my pm about the dayton H.O. grill bish.

looks like it sounds fuggin good. i would post mine but ur ish puts mine to shame as far as mains go.

kevin from diycable said he would send a call tag or whatever for the bad one.

sorry about not gettin back to ya, the subwoofer grill on my dayton is the grill that partsexpress.com sells. it's cheap and i like how it looks, i like it.

it sounds **** good, but the sub makes the terrible scratching, coil rubbing noise right now when i crank it. i can't wait to hear what it should sound like. from what i have heard so far the lows are sick. being 3db down at 12hz is pretty sweet.

as for the mains, i love them. stole them crazy cheap on ebay. they retail for a grand a pair and i got them for $500 for the pair shipped.

tc3k101
11-02-2008, 01:56 AM
kevin from diycable said he would send a call tag or whatever for the bad one.

sorry about not gettin back to ya, the subwoofer grill on my dayton is the grill that partsexpress.com sells. it's cheap and i like how it looks, i like it.

it sounds **** good, but the sub makes the terrible scratching, coil rubbing noise right now when i crank it. i can't wait to hear what it should sound like. from what i have heard so far the lows are sick. being 3db down at 12hz is pretty sweet.

as for the mains, i love them. stole them crazy cheap on ebay. they retail for a grand a pair and i got them for $500 for the pair shipped.


yeah can u link me on grill? looked and couldnt find it to save my life

yeah? ive wanted to try one for the longest but not ballsy enough to buy it. looks like a stout of a sub tho. what is it 27mm of xmax?

thats a good deal on the infinity's

tcguy85
11-02-2008, 02:11 AM
yeah can u link me on grill? looked and couldnt find it to save my life

yeah? ive wanted to try one for the longest but not ballsy enough to buy it. looks like a stout of a sub tho. what is it 27mm of xmax?

thats a good deal on the infinity's

here is your link sir: http://www.parts-express.com/webpage.cfm?FILTER=bar+grill&FTR=bar+grill&search_type=main&WebPage_ID=3&x=0&y=0

the sub is a beast. i haven't really seen or touched a lot of subs but this thing is a monster IMO. she looks and feels beefy. but so far the quality control is iffy. hopefully i got the one in a million bad one. and yes, 27mm one-way xmax.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3685.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3682.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3680.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3678.jpg

tc3k101
11-02-2008, 02:39 AM
the sub is a beast. i haven't really seen or touched a lot of subs but this thing is a monster IMO. she looks and feels beefy. but so far the quality control is iffy. hopefully i got the one in a million bad one. and yes, 27mm one-way xmax.



thanks for the link gonna order two grills right now.

what do you mean iffy on quality control?

of course there is gonna be 1 bad apple after so many apples happens.

thing looks mean. xbl^2 motor is nice. i have so many questions to ask but ill wait until ur good one comes in so i can ask them.
but as far as the coil rub, does it play accurate? is it a linear driver? id imagine pretty good but u have the sub not me

tcguy85
11-02-2008, 02:47 AM
thanks for the link gonna order two grills right now.

what do you mean iffy on quality control?

of course there is gonna be 1 bad apple after so many apples happens.

thing looks mean. xbl^2 motor is nice. i have so many questions to ask but ill wait until ur good one comes in so i can ask them.
but as far as the coil rub, does it play accurate? how linear is it? id imagine pretty good but u have the sub not me

i mean iffy on quality control because this one obviously should not have passed through quality control. i'm just hoping the next one is perfect. customer service seems good though so far. kevin is trying to take care of me. i sent him an email explaining what was wrong with it and he sent me out a another one no questions asked.

it plays fine, there is just a very audible scratching sound after it reaches only 1/2" excursion. so if i want to listen to things clearly, w/o the scratching noise, i can't push it very hard. it's kinda hard to tell what it really sounds like because the scratching sound is quite loud and distracting.

hopefully ups will bring me a perfect one on thursday. i'll definitely post up a review on it once i get to use a fully working one.

adio
11-03-2008, 03:53 AM
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/orly_owl.jpg

why's that??? :confused: :crazy:

because:)

tcguy85
11-03-2008, 04:40 PM
because:)

because why?

adio
11-03-2008, 07:43 PM
idk

tcguy85
11-03-2008, 10:36 PM
just moved my crossover point from 60hz up to 80hz and it's much better. at higher volumes i get that "punch in the chest" feeling. :)

tcguy85
11-08-2008, 11:07 PM
finally got a working Shiva-x and have been listening to it for the last couple nights. for music it sounds **** good and gets pretty loud. movies is a whole other story. a single sealed 12 is just simply not enough for my sized room. i have it calibrated to the same level as the other 5 speakers and any louder than -15(from reference level) on select movies, just drives both the sub and the sub amp past its limits. a second one may be in the near future.

tc3k101
11-08-2008, 11:10 PM
finally got a working Shiva-x and have been listening to it for the last couple nights. for music it sounds **** good and gets pretty loud. movies is a whole other story. a single sealed 12 is just simply not enough for my sized room. i have it calibrated to the same level as the other 5 speakers and any louder than -15(from reference level) on select movies, just drives both the sub and the sub amp past its limits. a second one may be in the near future.

any subs u can compare this too?

tcguy85
11-08-2008, 11:16 PM
any subs u can compare this too?

i wish there was. this is my 1st DIY home audio sub project, so it's not really easy or fair to try to compare it to the subs i've used in cars. i'm kinda curious to hear what it sounds like in the car. but i don't have a box to throw it in.

adio
11-17-2008, 10:48 PM
update?

tcguy85
11-19-2008, 02:27 AM
update?

suuuurrrre.

i bought a PS3,
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3733.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3715.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3716.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/cavalier94sq/IMG_3720.jpg

video games are sick in 5.1!!!

tc3k101
11-19-2008, 02:30 AM
clean up those wires and do something with the box and you are golden

tcguy85
11-19-2008, 02:42 AM
clean up those wires and do something with the box and you are golden

yea, the wiring has been a mess and i'm not quite sure why to be honest. its only the receiver, the cable box and the ps3. there really should be THAT much wiring. i gotta go through and clean it up one of these days.

and i'm not sure what i'm doing with the box. i am thinking i'm going to change the sub setup, so not sure if i'm going to finish this one.

tc3k101
11-19-2008, 02:44 AM
yea, the wiring has been a mess and i'm not quite sure why to be honest. its only the receiver, the cable box and the ps3. there really should be THAT much wiring. i gotta go through and clean it up one of these days.

and i'm not sure what i'm doing with the box. i am thinking i'm going to change the sub setup, so not sure if i'm going to finish this one.


zip ties are your friend at this point or down grade in cable length?

tcguy85
11-19-2008, 02:49 AM
zip ties are your friend at this point or down grade in cable length?

yea i gotta go through it and see what i can do.

it sounds good though, games in 5.1 are sick!

tc3k101
11-19-2008, 02:52 AM
yea i gotta go through it and see what i can do.

it sounds good though, games in 5.1 are sick!

i bet my old setup on cod4 was pretty nuts.

tcguy85
11-19-2008, 02:55 AM
i bet my old setup on cod4 was pretty nuts.

i haven't played 4, but COD W@W is so sick. first person shooters were never my thing, and i'm still not very good at it, but it is getting very addicting. hearing people trying to sneak up behind you on the surround channels is so cool.

adio
11-22-2008, 12:30 AM
wheres the tempest????

tcguy85
11-22-2008, 02:37 AM
wheres the tempest????

tempest?

adio
11-22-2008, 11:50 AM
tempest?

shiva? u no what i mean...... the replacement sub ur waiting for?

tcguy85
11-22-2008, 06:48 PM
shiva? u no what i mean...... the replacement sub ur waiting for?

it came. it's in and going. i'm impressed with the sub itself. it sounds great but it's not enough output for movies for my sized room but thats not the subs fault. it runs out of steam real quick on certain movies. i need to either port it or get a second.

but for both music and gaming(which i am getting really into now) it is great. i don't watch movies very often anyway. it's more music and games now.